Thanks so much for all of your kind comments about my projects using Text Block: Thankful. I really appreciate your enthusiasm about Papertrey Ink’s July release. The thing is…there’s more…A LOT MORE! Today, I have a few pocket pages to share using new Monthly Moments, stamps, dies, and journal cards. And of course, more pictures of Lauren.
My layouts use the Simple Stories SN@P 6×8 pages. Here is the first spread.
I added cardstock and washi tape to the “binding” of my pocket pages! Love the result because it adds extra pops of color and pattern.
I utilized the full page to feature Lauren’s 4 month photo. I added a portion of a journal card to the bottom and added some washi tape and Wet Paint Cuts II die cut.
On the second page, I used 4 x 6 journal cards and embellished them with more journal card elements. For example, I die cut the “everyday is an adventure” from a journal card using Limitless Layers: Circle dies. I hand cut the circle pattern part from a journal card and added it to another journal card.
Here’s a tip: Look at your journal cards as patterned paper. When I do that, I get more ideas on how I can use them rather than just stick them into pockets, although that’s cool too!
On the bottom pocket, I stamped a statement from Monthly Moments: July on pure poppy cardstock and added a bit of pattern from a journal card.
Monthly Moments: July stamp set includes lots of Independence Day images and statements, but don’t stay in that box. I use the “4th” image to document that this is Lauren’s 4th month photo. I stamped it on a pinking circle and added pennant strips. I stamped the work “month” using Simple Alphabet.
My next layout documents some of our Independence Day. I’ll be sure to document more in my next Monthly Moments post on August 1.
Don’t be afraid to add elements or even stamping directly to your photos.
Don’t be afraid to mix black and white photos with color photos in a spread! It creates contrast in the page!
I used Clip Tips die to stamp a simple statement for this photo. This is one of my favorite photos of us! My heart melts every time I see it.
I stamped the arrows directly onto the photo using white ink. I added the “adventure is out there” from a journal card and finished it off with a geo tag die cut.
I’m not a big fan of my handwriting and prefer using a typewriter or word processing software and my printer, but my hubby loves my handwriting and encourages me to use it. So, I thought I would on this page. I added a few stamps from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans. I also used Monthly Moments: July arrow stamp to create the pattern behind the journaling. It ended up looking like an aztec print in the end. Love when a design transforms into its own thing in the end!
I hope you are documenting great things in your life. It doesn’t have to be daily or weekly, but monthly makes it easy to pick a few things to remember.
Check out what the rest of the team designed today too!